Noise Monitoring is Vital

Hearing damage is irreversible, therefore it is vital noise exposure is monitored in the workplace to protect employees health and to comply with health and safety regulations.

Noise Dosimeters as pictured, are easily wearable, wireless and portable, enabling personal noise exposure measurements to be easily obtained in the workplace.

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Worried about the quality or reliability of results if you need testing?

Worried about the quality or reliability of results if you need testing? Well here at Envirochem we provide only the highest quality of accurate and professional testing and you can have faith in our results as we are UKAS Accredited. https://envirochem.co.uk/quality

For more information or to get in contact please fill out the form below or call on 01329 287 777.

 

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Business as usual for asbestos, chemical and microbiological testing

Business as usual for asbestos, chemical and microbiological testing.

 

Envirochem is continuing to provide “business as usual” services for clients from its laboratories in Fareham and Bristol.

 

The labs will continue to analyse samples on behalf of clients and new customers during the current Covid-19 pandemic. The company will be adapting to any changes as and when the government requires it.

 

The laboratories are continuing to test for:

 

  • Asbestos
  • Chemicals
  • COSHH – including dust, noise, exhaust gases and dispersed oil
  • Environmental monitoring – including noise and vibration, air quality and emissions testing.
  • Water and legionella microbiological testing.

 

We are continuing to sell self-sampling kits for people who may be considering doing some work at home or at another location during the current pandemic.

 

The self sampling kits cover test packs for:

 

  • Asbestos
  • Legionella
  • Lead in Paint
  • Arsenic in Paint
  • Waste Acceptance Criteria (WAC)
  • Indoor air quality
  • Swimming pool and spa pool analysis
  • Water leak source investigation
  • Domestic heating water testing

 

Details of all the analysis and tests that can be carried out at the Envirochem laboratories can be found on our website – envirochem.co.uk

 


Water testing on the banks of the River Hamble

Recently our team have been on site at sunny Universal Marina undertaking some water testing on the banks of the River Hamble.

 

For more information regarding water testing please follow the link below;

 

https://envirochem.co.uk/microbiology/water-testing-services.html

 

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Envirochem predicts rise in respiratory claims

We are predicting a rise in claims for respiratory problems after a new inquest into the death of nine-year-old Ella Kissi-Debrah in 2013.

Ella, who lived near the busy South Circular Road in London, died from a fatal asthma attack six years ago. A 2018 report has found that unlawful levels of air pollution were detected just one mile away from her home, and likely contributed to her death.

Pollutants such as Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) and particulates can have a significantly negative impact on health conditions – particularly respiratory problems like asthma. We see such pollutants in areas of high traffic congestion, and believe regularly testing for these harmful chemicals is the best way to keep the public safe.

If illegal levels of air pollution are suspected in an area – particularly one with lots of traffic – it is key for private air quality testing to be carried out to ensure toxic levels of pollutants are managed accordingly.

We are regularly called out to monitor and test the air quality in large cities, near busy roads, and on construction sites. We have seen the levels of toxic chemicals are significant near busy roads that are congested – where the exhaust fumes from cars, buses and lorries hang in the air for much longer. People living near these environments are being exposed to harmful chemicals when they breathe in this air.

 

We provide air quality surveys for all types of situations.

 

  • To measure changes in airborne dust concentrations.
  • Changes in airborne particulates, which may arise from site activities such as demolition, can have a serious impact on health to local residents or employees.
  • Air quality surveys can be used to determine whether site activities are likely to have an impact on air quality.

Our results can identify if people’s health is at risk, and what actions to take to reduce the risk.

 

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Test your home for lead-based paint before renovating or redecorating

If you’re thinking of redecorating or renovating your home, before you pick out a new paint colour and start taking measurements, it’s crucial to test for the presence of lead-based paint. It is a great way to ensure your walls are safe before releasing potentially harmful dust and paint chips into your home. In fact, there are a number of substances you should consider testing for before making changes to your home.

What is it?

Until the early nineties, when it was banned from being sold in the United Kingdom due to the dangers is posed to people’s health, lead was a common component in paint. If you live in a home that was built before 1992, there’s a chance it contains lead-based paint – even if it’s hidden under layers of new paint!

Why do I need to test for it?

When left untouched, lead paint is generally unharmful. However, if it is disturbed during home improvements – from being cracked or drilled into, for example – it becomes hazardous. If paint chips are ingested, or lead dust is inhaled, there are a number of risks – especially for young children or pregnant women.

High exposure to lead dust can cause a number of problems that affect the body’s organs and function, including the neurological, gastrointestinal and reproductive organs. Symptoms can include headaches, insomnia and nausea, among others.

What should I do about it?

If you’re a landlord planning on renovating, or a homeowner thinking of doing some DIY, the first step is to test for the presence of lead in paint.

Our self-test kits are safe, easy to use, and come complete with instructions and return packaging. The results will be back to you within three working days.

Purchase your self-test kit here, or get in touch with a member of the Envirochem team today: on our live chat or via the form below;

 

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Dust monitoring

Our team have been setting up a dust monitor on a demolition site to make sure the works carried out don’t lead to particulates being produced above the ambient level.

The monitor can be left at the site and accessed remotely back at the office to generate long-term data for the client.

 

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Bio-aerosols Monitoring

Bio-aerosols are a routine monitoring technique we use to check for airborne moulds or bacteria.

This could be as part of an air conditioning check, post foul/plumbing leaks, newly refurbished/ built housing, or due to mould spore/growth being spotted within the premises. The results are then compared to WHO guidance to check the quality of the air.

 

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Emission Testing

Our analysts have been testing the emissions from a soldering process to identify how well the extraction process is performing in getting rid of metal fumes.

Samples were taken isokinetically by taking the flow rate of the extraction to produce an average concentration of both particulates and metals for the whole duct.

 

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Five things to think about when redecorating:

 

Redecorating your home can be an exciting process – but whether you’re freshening up the walls with a coat of paint, or you’re undertaking a large-scale renovation, there are a number of health hazards to consider.

 

Here are five things you should think about before undertaking any DIY projects in your home:

 

Asbestos

 

Asbestos is a harmful substance that is often used to insulate homes. While it’s harmless if left alone, any disturbances to the substance can cause serious health problems. If you’re planning on making any changes to your home – for example, knocking down or drilling into walls – then ensuring no asbestos is present is the first step! We offer on-site asbestos monitoring, as well as providing self-test kits so you can safely test your home before making any changes.

Lead in paint

 

A number of houses built before 1992 contain lead-based paint. Like asbestos, if left untouched, this is unlikely to cause any issues. If damaged or disturbed, however, it can release harmful dust. If exposed to too high a level of this, people can experience unpleasant symptoms such as headaches, insomnia and stomach aches. Our self-test kits enable you to test for the presence of lead in paint safely!

 

Arsenic in paint

 

If you live in Victorian home, there is a chance some wallpapers contain arsenic. In a similar way to lead in paint, arsenic can produce harmful dust if disturbed. If you’re concerned about arsenic in paint, it’s always safest to test before beginning any work.
Legionella

 

This bacteria tends to live in water systems – so in the right conditions, even your shower head can be home to legionella, which could cause legionnaires disease. Regularly disinfecting shower heads and running taps for a few minutes after they have not been used for a while can help reduce risks, but it can also be found in places like gardening soils, air conditioners and humidifiers. If you’re worried about the presence of legionella, our self-test kits are safe, quick and easy to use!

Domestic heating water testing

If you’ve noticed corrosion on pipes and radiators, before you decide to replace them, it’s a good idea to find out what might be causing it in the first place. Factors such as the pH and the chemical makeup of water, among other things, can lead to corrosion. Our domestic heating water self-test kit can help you get to the root of the problem and help avoid future damage to pipes and radiators.

 

 

For any help and advice get in contact us via the form below or by telephone (01329 287777).

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